Beeston target leaders Surbiton

Beeston penalty corner 450

After beating hosts East Grinstead in the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division last weekend, Beeston have rivals Surbiton in their sights in a repeat of their clash at Finals Weekend back in April.

New first team manager Steve Musson said: “We’re looking forward to the Surbiton match having done so well against East Grinstead last weekend.

“We’re close to being back at full strength which is great, but we will still be without Adam Dixon and Harry Martin for Saturday.

“We’ve trained three times this week and we’ve done a lot of video work and research, so we know what we’re facing. And having lost to Cannock in the first week we have done a lot of work on our shape and the way we play.”

Elsewhere, Holcombe will be looking to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season with a home game against Cannock on Saturday, while Reading are also unbeaten and entertain Brooklands Manchester University.

Last season’s champions Wimbledon are also at home against East Grinstead, while Hampstead and Westminster travel to Canterbury with both sides still looking for their first win.

Two teams with 100 per cent records face each other in the Conference West, with University of Birmingham travelling to Cardiff and Met. Meanwhile, leaders Cheltenham go to Chichester Priory Park.

The top two in the Conference North, Loughborough Students host Sheffield Hallam on Saturday. Meanwhile, third-placed Bowdon entertain Wakefield.

Sevenoaks will go top of the Conference East table if they win at Harleston Magpies on Saturday, with current leaders Richmond not playing until Sunday when they are at Bromley and Beckenham.

* The above photograph shows Beeston lining up for a penalty corner. Credit: Simon Parker.

Men’s Hockey League (Saturday, September 26 2015)

Premier Division
Canterbury v Hampstead and Westminster 14:00
Reading v Brooklands Manchester Univ 15:00
Holcombe v Cannock 18:00
Wimbledon v East Grinstead 18:00
Beeston v Surbiton 18:00

Conference West
Univ of Exeter v Isca 12:00
Cardiff & Met v Univ of Birmingham 13:00
Chichester Priory Park v Cheltenham 13:30
Fareham v Team Bath Buccaneers 13:30
Guildford v Indian Gymkhana 14:00

Conference North
Bowdon v Wakefield 11:45
Lichfield v Olton and West Warwicks 13:30
Loughborough Students v Sheffield Hallam 18:00
Preston v Doncaster 14:00

Conference East
Teddington v West Herts 13:45
Brighton and Hove v Southgate 14:00
Harleston Magpies v Sevenoaks 14:00
Oxted v Cambridge City 15:30

Men’s Hockey League (Sunday, September 27 2015)

Conference North
Deeside Ramblers v Univ of Durham 13:30

Conference East
Bromley and Beckenham v Richmond 13:00